The Keys of Canterbury, 26th October 2019


In exciting international collaboration, multi award-winning saxophonist Jess Gillam joins the Frisian Symphonic Wind Orchestra on 26th October 2019 at 7.30pm in Canterbury Cathedral,  to present the world premiere of The Keys of Canterbury by John Harle, a work commissioned by Canterbury Festival.  The Keys of Canterbury is based loosely on a work by Gabrielli (1554-1612), which was the first piece of music to call for passages played either quietly or loudly.  The programme also contains works by Brahms, Faure, and Shostakovich, as well as short pieces by leading Dutch composers and works from Jess's album Rise. Soloist Jess Gillam is one of the brightest stars in music today.  A simply phenomenal player and passionate ambassador for musical education, chart-topping Jess was recently appointed as BBC Radio 3's youngest ever presenter.  For tickets please contact Canterbury Festival box office 01227 457568 or contact

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